For newlyweds Hollie and Adrian Roberts, being able to write their own vows meant making a special, personalised commitment to each other.
The couple, who wed in the lush greenery of Harold Boas Gardens in West Perth last month, said a civil ceremony was a natural choice.
"Neither of us has any interest in churches or religion - we don't go to church and I can't see why anyone who doesn't regularly go to church would want to get married in one," Mrs Roberts said.
"We've seen a lot of weddings where people get married in a church because it's what their parents wanted - our parents wanted us to have the wedding we wanted.
"We wanted something simple, short and something that reflected who we were as people - our civil celebrant allowed us to have that," she said.
"We wrote our own vows and were involved in arranging every part of the ceremony."
However, for Roleystone couple Arnold and Coralie Gwynne an historic local church was the perfect setting for their nuptials.
Despite admitting they are not Sunday regulars at church, the couple decided to wed at the Roleystone Community Church this year.
"We were the first couple to get married at the church since my parents got married there more than 30 years ago," Mr Gwynne said.
"Apart from this history of the place, it was important for us to get married in a church with the proper traditions and the added meaning that comes with it being a religious wedding."